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Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
scientists and engineers are looking into what went wrong. ♪ >> reporter: kim jong-un didn't give up. his father, kim jong-il, had promoted the military first policy by overseeing such operations. on the day of the launch in april, kim took over as chairman of the national defense commission. >> translator: we should strive to bring about industrial revolution in the new century and begin a journey toward an economic power. >> reporter: kim made various attempts to cement his power. he promised to rebuild the economy. north korea imports most of its goods, even daily necessities there china. government officials say they are encouraging foreign investment so they can make more products at home. kim has cast himself as a benevolent leader. he even set up a bureau to add amusement parks. >> translator: i hope people in our country will smile and live happily. i promise we will build up the strongest nation. >> reporter: such efforts have done nothing to feed the hungry. officials with the u.n. world food program say 60 million north koreans, nearly 70% of the population, suffer from malnutr
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
country's boyish looking supreme leader, kim jong-un, has disregard it had will of the international community and enhanced his own credentials with the military at home. some hope he'd take a more reformist approach one year after the death of his father, kim jong-il, but those hopes have been dashed, it seems. in south korea, protesters took to the streets burning flags and portraits. and the international community added its voice, too. the worry that the launch has more to do with the development of long-range missiles, missiles that could deliver nuclear weapons. >> woodruff: in washington, white house spokesman jay carney said north korea would face consequences for the launch. and at the united nations, the security council condemned the action and said that it is considering an appropriate response. margaret warner takes the story from there. >> warner: for more, we turn to david wright, a senior scientist and co-director of global security at the union of concerned scientists. and han park, professor of international affairs at the university of georgia. he travels frequentl
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
them. >> reporter: the ballistic missile launch will be the second since kim jong-un took pow area year ago. it will use the same launch pad at a site in the northwestern part of the country. before the first test in april, officials in pyongyang said the 30-meter, three-stage rocket was meant to carry a satellite. but japan, the united states and south korea said the launch was in fact a ballistic missile test. the test ended in failure with the rocket exploding in midair two minutes after liftoff. it broke into more than ten pieces and fell into the ocean. analysts say north korea's young leader kim jong-un wants to correct this failure before his first anniversary of his father's death on december 17th. kim may also be trying to consolidate his power base by showing his dedication to a may 31st policy. kim has also vowed to develop north korea's economy. >> translator: we must start on a path of industrial revolution for the new century to make north korea a great economic power. >> reporter: but there are no tangible signs of improvement. the u.n. world food program says 16 mil
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
have provided a boost for kim jong-un. officials say they have succeeded in carrying out their latest launch and put a telle ino spe. they fired off a long range missile. the broadcaster was showing the footage continuously throughout the day on wednesday. the red characters on the white missile fuselage read the milky way in korean. the footage shows what north korea says is the control room of the tongchang-ri launch site in the northwest of the country where images of the launch are being screened. >> translator: even countries with developed satellite technology have had many failed launches. buwe learned from e failure in april. we launched today's rocket with the conviction to succeed. >> the first stage fell into the yellow sea, west of the korean peninsula. then the nose cover fell a short distance beyond that. the second stage dropped into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. it's in an orbit used by telligence andbservation satellites. the object seems to be orbiting south north at an altitude of 494 kilometers kim sd the launch w aim at furthering the development of i
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